GENRE: Folk, Folk Rock, Americana

MorningBird is an acoustic trio featuring Rob Wheeler (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, stomp box), Jill Burkes (violin, guitar), and Josh Palmi (upright bass, guitar).  The trio offer haunting harmonies and eclectic mix of traditional tunes and original music along with powerful string arrangements. Their new album, Echoes in the Meadow, is a result of the magic that happened when the group spent 3 weeks together traveling, writing, and playing gigs across the Western US in the fall of 2023. Echoes in the Meadow is available now on all platforms.

Echoes in the meadow National street date: 5/10/2024

Echoes in the Meadow is a result of the magic that happened when the trio spent 3 weeks on the road - traveling, writing, and playing gigs across the west in the Fall of 2023.  After touring they quickly made their way into the studio.

  1. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning (3:42)     
  2. Birds and Bees (3:41)
  3. Reefer (4:00)
  4. Nights of July (3:56)
  5. Thunder (3:36)
  6. Swallowtail Jig (2:42)
  7. Cold Hart (4:04)
  8. Dig a Hole in the Meadow (Darlin Cory) (2:58)
  9. The Wind (5:00)
  10. Time for a Change (3:50)
  11. Thunder (Reprise) (2:10)

All three members are songwriters and trade off writing and singing leads throughout the album.  The album includes three traditional songs (Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Swallowtail Jig, and Dig a Hole in the Meadow) -arranged by MorningBird.  All other songs are originals by the trio.

Special guests on the album: Jesse and Ryan Dermody of Brothers Burn Mountain
Jesse Dermody percussion on tracks 2, 3, 7, &10.
Ryan Dermody backing vocals on tracks 7, 9, &11; percussion on track 2.

Recorded at DiArmada Studios in the great Northwoods of MN (unless otherwise noted.)
Produced and engineered by Ryan Dermody.  
Tracks 1, 5, and 8 were recorded and mixed by Rich Mattson at Sparta Sound.  
All tracks mastered by Tom Garneau.  
Cover Art by Marissa Saurer.

Photo by AppleTree Photography 

Press photos    

Video - Birds & bees